Daw Gyam Phaya Su (ဒေါ်ဂျမ်းဘုရားစု)
Burmese. ‘Lady Gyam
Pagoda Group’. Name of a
that is usually translated as Lady Gyam Pagoda Complex, with Gyam
being the name of the female benefactor who had it built and Daw being a
title given to mature women or women in a senior position and which is
usually translated into English as
official Burmese-English sign at the temple entrance uses an
spelling the name as Gyan, which
‒though not following the literal
transliteration‒ is close to the actual
pronunciation and is recorded
by many as the going name.
The temple complex is said to date from the
Period, but besides the name of its
there remains no historical record. The walled temple has a large
bell-shaped pagoda surrounded by some smaller
edifices, as well as two large
zedi with receding
in the northeastern corner of the complex, the outermost being somewhat
smaller than its neighbour,
guardians at the corners, i.e.
with the latter standing at the corners of the base.